Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Elects New Board Members

Brian Curley, Peter Dufour, and Christian Chandler, all of Portland, have been elected as board members of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers.  Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities. 

Brian M. Curley, AIA, LEED AP, Maine Licensed Architect, received his architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College before moving to Maine.

Join us for Hardy Days on July 18th, 19th, and 20th!

Hardy Girls Healthy Women is thrilled to present the 3rd annual summer session of
Hardy Days for girls entering 2nd-5th grades.  Hardy Days will be held on July 18th-20th,
2011.  See descriptions of events below.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Hardy Days is a unique, interactive summer program for girls entering grades 2-5 in
the fall of 2011.  The three day program will give girls the opportunity to meet with other
girls from around the area and participate in hands-on, low cost activities.  During
the sessions girls will get to meet women who are defying gender stereotypes and
challenging notions of what a girl or woman “should” do or be, participate in team-
building games, and learn skills such as bug and wildlife identification.  Workshops will be led by community volunteers, farm and outdoor experts, and Hardy Girls’ staff members. 

Hardy Days will begin on Monday July 18th- drop off is at noon.&nbs

Have You Ever Been Kiteboarding?

Have You Ever Been Kiteboarding?

Today as I was doing some "work" AKA blogging from Pine Point Beach in Scarborough I thoroughly enjoyed watching a couple of the kiteboarders that were cruising up and down the beachy coast. They were flying! Literally, at times! I realized that kiteboarding [I was calling it wind surfing until a friend corrected me] was one of those extreme sports that I will most likely never try... I'd panic, let go and jump off the board before I started flying through the air, but not that guy! It was FUN to watch!

I did a little research and found MASSkiting, which is New England's premiere kiteboarding resource. It definitely is NOT a beginners sport, so make sure you do your research before you start kiteboarding up & down the Eastern seaboard! ;)

Don’t Kill the Messenger -- Bigelow Laboratory’s July 19 Café Scientifique Looks at Ocean Chemistry

Don’t Kill the Messenger -- Bigelow Laboratory’s July 19 Café Scientifique Looks at Ocean Chemistry

WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME – Bigelow Laboratory Senior Research Scientist Dr. Ben Twining will lead a Café Scientifique discussion at 6 p.m. on July 19 about the use of advanced technology in understanding the role of trace metals in the world’s oceans. “Don’t Kill the Messenger” is the fourth of ten Bigelow Laboratory summer science conversations, held every Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. through August 30 in the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor.

Twining is a Senior Research Scientist in the Bigelow Trace Metal Biogeochemistry Laboratory.  His research examines the interactions between microorganisms and trace metals in the ocean, investigating how the presence of metals in seawater affects phytoplankton growth. 

“The ocean’s phytoplankton are the foundation of the marine food web and play a key role in the global carbon cycle,” Twining says.

3rd friday artwalk & drive: historic Bath

Artists in Maine’s Cool Little City welcome visitors to studios, receptions and exhibits, May – October.  Discover home studios and galleries a few minutes’ drive from downtown Bath and explore downtown art spaces on foot in this vibrant community on the Kennebec River.  Live music and great company await.  New openings are held each month.  An information table and group art show are found at Bath City Hall.  More than two dozen artists participate.  Held on third Fridays, May – October.

Dates: July 15, Aug 19, Sept 16, and Oct 21, 2011
Time: 5-8pm

Begin: Bath City Hall, 55 Front St, Bath, or at any participating venue


The Inn at Brunswick Station Opens in Maine’s Picturesque Midcoast

The Inn at Brunswick Station Opens in Maine’s Picturesque Midcoast

Ribbon Cutting & Hotel Tours Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Brunswick, Maine – The Inn at Brunswick Station opened it’s doors to guests on Monday June 27, 2011 offering guests contemporary accommodation and classic New England dining in the heart of downtown Brunswick, in Maine’s picturesque Midcoast, announced the inn’s General Manager Rick Martin.

“The final touches are in place and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Inn and Tavern,” said Martin, “We are excited to be a part of the Brunswick’s vibrant community.” 

The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Inn at Brunswick Station on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM.  The event is jointly coordinated by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce and the Brunswick Downtown Association.  Light refreshments will be served and the hotel staff will be offering tours of the property.

About The Inn at Brunswick Station

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Five Rivers Arts Alliance launches ArtWalk Maine website to promote more than 80 annual ArtWalks

Brunswick-First Friday ArtWalks are held in five towns across Maine this week – from Portland to Presque Isle - and now there is an easy way to find out more about them – on the new ArtWalk Maine website  Launched just in time for the high summer season, the website is designed to help visitors and residents discover the creative communities and artists of Maine.  More than eighty ArtWalks are held annually and seventeen are offered in July alone.
ArtWalks are self-guided tours, usually held on Friday evenings, making them a fantastic way to kick off a summer weekend.  They include some of Maine’s world-class art museums and galleries, as well as intimate artist studios, and exhibits in local businesses and cafés.  ArtWalk participants may attend swank opening receptions and street performances or meet artists in their studios, where visitors can view works in progress or even parti